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TrainingZONE LearningWire #145 – work/life balance survey, TNA advice page, 50 signs of an unhealthy orgn

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TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 145
26 March 2001
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****

1. RESOURCES: New work/life balance survey, TNA advice page
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: 50 signs of an unhealthy organisation
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Big name consultancy seeks Learning and
Development Consultant
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About
Training reviewed
***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****

Editor's note
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Since we launched the first TrainingZONE advice page in October
last year, more than 15,000 TrainingZONE users have logged in to
find out more about becoming a trainer, going freelance and a
host of other useful topics. This week, we're adding a total of
three more topics to help you manage your cashflow, get the most
from your client list and carry out a Training Needs Analysis.
If there are any burning questions you think we should cover in
an advice page, do let us know.

p.s. How balanced is your home and work life? General Physics
need to know, and they're offering the chance to win a voucher
for an unforgettable day out if you tell them! Find out more
below.


Stephanie Phillips
Editor
mailto:[email protected]

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RESOURCES
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A comprehensive library of practical resources is available at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/toolkit


New work-life balance survey
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With the government putting a greater emphasis on work-life
balance, General Physics have been brought in by the
DfEE to look at the current state of affairs among HR and
training professionals. Complete their survey now and you'll be
entered into a prize draw to win a 100 GBP voucher for Red Letter
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How to: Carry out an effective Training Needs Analysis
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Training Needs Analysis: It does exactly what it says - analyses
training needs. But how do you do it, and why? Who needs the
training, and what for? In this advice page we look at the TNA
process and highlight important tips for making TNA more than
just a paper-pushing exercise.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41881


How to: Improve your cashflow
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Carol Baker from our sister site BusinessZONE shows you how you
can improve your company's cash flow, establish a correct credit
policy for collecting your debts, and tells you how to deal with
multitude of excuses for late payment.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/36566


How to: Get the most from your client list
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Richard Dennys, marketing director of TrainingZONE's parent
company Sift, explains Key Account Management - what it is and
how it can help you to get the most from your client list.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/39148

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NEWS and INFORMATION
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All the information you need to keep up-to-date is at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news

50 signs of an unhealthy organisation
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Andrew Gibbons' list of organisational ailments makes for
worryingly familiar reading!
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41151


Europe needs science and technology skills observatory, says IES
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The Institute for Employment Studies has called for a new
'skills observatory' to be set up to look closely at the supply
and demand of science and technology skills across Europe, after
in-depth research found that the information already available
about skills shortages did not look closely enough at the
problem.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41146


We'll build better relationships, says DfEE
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Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett has announced a
drive to reduce 'unnecessary red tape' in the way in which his
department works with private and voluntary sector providers.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41297


Do learning styles affect the way we engage in e-learning?
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Do learning styles work for e-learning as well as learning
delivered in more traditional ways? Peter Honey explores...
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41672


Lguide publish comprehensive guide to e-learning providers
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US site Lguide have produced a comprehensive report into the
state and availability of e-learning today, but it's not cheap!
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41807

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Booking has now opened for the H.O.T.TEST Training Event of 2001.
Can you afford to miss it? See
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/35266
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Government Watch - Connexions centres, support for FE students
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The latest in a monthly series of updates on learning-related
government initiatives.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/40563


Post Office staff to learn on the web
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If you catch your postman with a laptop these days, it's a sure
sign that electronic methods of delivery are catching on with
traditional methods of distance learning!
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41544

WORK OPPORTUNITIES
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This week:
One of the biggest names in consulting is looking for a Learning
and Development Consultant to work at their Central London
offices...there's also an excellent chance to get involved at the
cutting edge of training as an E-learning Manager, based South-
East England with a 30-40k salary.

If you'd like to know more about either of these top positions,
go to
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/jobs

COMMUNITY FEATURES
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PressZone brings you the latest announcements and developers from
some of the key players in the training market today.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41237


Getting the best from PowerPoint
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Whether you're an expert or a novice user, the transcript from
last week's PowerPoint workshop is a must to read!
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41658


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Training...
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TrainingZONE's own Editor reviews this publication to find out
whether it really lives up to its name.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/41888

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